tada: then, at that time drastuh: the soul svarupe: in his state avasthanam: dwells Then, the seer dwells in his own true splendor. When the consciousness is stilled then our impression of our self is no longer distorted.
yogah: union or integration citta: consciousness vrtti: fluctuations nirodhah: restraint Yoga is the cessation of the movements in the consciousness. This is definition of yoga. The study of the consciousness with an attempt to bring the thoughts under our control.
atha: now, auspiciousness, a prayer yoga: joining, union, junction, combination anusasanam: advice, direction, order, command, instructions With prayers for divine blessings, now begins an exposition of the sacred art of yoga. We can begin our study of yoga now. Anytime. Patanjali gives the instructions to follow on the path.
Iyengar Yoga is known for: being a method with roots in tradition creating the best of the best teachers accommodating a huge variety of students In the previous post (What is Iyengar Yoga known for? part 2: creating the best of the best teachers) we established that Iyengar Yoga Teachers are highly trained. Often taking […]
Iyengar Yoga is known for: being a method with roots in tradition creating the best of the best teachers accommodating a huge variety of students Regardless of the reason for taking classes, anyone who attends an Iyengar Yoga class is taught how to be a student of yoga. If you come to class because you […]
Iyengar Yoga is known for: being a method with roots in tradition creating the best of the best teachers accommodating a huge variety of students As described on the IYNAUS (Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States) website: Iyengar Yoga is firmly grounded in the ancient Indian art of yoga. More than 2,500 years […]
The practice of Iyengar Yoga is diverse; there is a wide variety of approaches within the method itself. This variety in approaches is important because people are varied. People within the same age group are varied compared to each other — for instance, some people are fit and some are not. And a person will […]
The College Hill Yoga classes are set up so that everyone begins in the Introductory classes. Students should take a least one session of the Introductory class before moving on to the next level. Students should start out in the Introductory class because in those classes we learn some preliminary actions that are necessary for […]
Sunday, June 21st, will be celebrated around the world as the first International Yoga Day sponsored by the United Nations. Geeta Iyengar is encouraging us to use this day to honor yoga and our teacher, B.K.S. Iyengar. There are many ways that you can honor this day, whether it is through your own personal practice […]
Lots and lots of brand new students have told me on the first day “now, I have never done yoga before, is that okay?” I respond by saying “of course, this is the class for beginners, you don’t have to know how to do anything before coming class.” There seems to be some kind of […]